Using solar power and photocatalysts to transform CO2 into excessive value-added chemical substances can concurrently alleviate the greenhouse impact and power disaster. Single atom cocatalysts ornament has been demonstrated to be an efficient technique to enhance the CO2 photocatalytic discount effectivity.
Unfortunately, when unraveling the mechanism behind efficiency promotion, most research primarily deal with clarifying the superior physicochemical and photoelectrical properties of SACs compared with the substrate. The vital position of the sing-atomic state distinguished from these oxide and elemental states was typically uncared for and stays a thriller.
Recently, a analysis group led by Prof. Zhongbiao Wu and Haiqiang Wang from Zhejiang University, China, comprehensively investigated the impact of Pd chemical states on CO2 photocatalytic discount of g-C3N4 (CN) underneath seen mild irradiation, particularly the vital position of Pd-SA in boosting CH4 manufacturing. The outcomes had been printed within the Chinese Journal of Catalysis.
Performance assessments confirmed Pd species ornament improved the CH4 manufacturing of CN, with Pd/CN-SA exhibiting the optimum yields (2.25 μmol g-1), markedly greater than that of PdOx/CN (1.08 μmol g-1) and Pd/CN-NP (0.44 μmol g-1). After complete mechanism evaluation with varied characterization strategies, in-situ FTIR spectra and DFT calculations, it was discovered that the conducive activation of CO2, adverse conduction band potentials, and glorious •H utilization effectivity, collaboratively contributed to the superior CO2 discount efficiency of Pd/CN-SA, particularly within the remarkably boosted CH4 manufacturing.
In addition, regardless of the bigger electron density of Pd/CN-NP and PdOx/CN, the average discount means of their photogenerated electrons restricted the additional discount of adsorbed CO2 species and CO intermediate, limiting the enhancement of CO2 discount exercise. Furthermore, the CH4 evolutions of Pd/CN-NP and PdOx/CN had been additionally restricted by the poor •H provide and inferior •H utilization effectivity, respectively.
The new insights might advance the understanding of CO2 discount course of and encourage the design of environment friendly photocatalysts for CO2 photocatalytic conversion.
Qian Li et al, Effect of palladium chemical states on CO2 photocatalytic discount over g-C3N4: Distinct position of single-atomic state in boosting CH4 manufacturing, Chinese Journal of Catalysis (2023). DOI: 10.1016/S1872-2067(22)64199-8
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